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we've seen this with exposure during presidency >> we're not going to let our young ones play on fields that could harm them. >> thank you. (calling names) we - ron is this for years. >> ann stash is moving her car. >> it's ron then. carolyn is on here later. ron if you will step up. is this for you >> it's not. >> let's hold back and as soon
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as i put it on they'll put it on the overhead. >> good morning, commissioners aim ron proctor i want to make a comment or two. first of all, i support the children's bill of rights it's important it's advanced with a clarificati clarification. they have a list of items one of which they climb a tree this tree is gone they can't climb it anymore. the san francisco rec and park department is using popular programs like playgrounds improvements 0 to cover the nap
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agenda to get away from trees that are non-native. we see things about trees being removed. how xhiventd is that when you see a bill of rights issue. to which the proponent it proposing that kids climb a tree what a wonderful thing that is. my son grew up in san francisco i'd take him up to mount davidson there's p was a tree i'd run a rope to make a swing it was a wonderful plays for him to swing back and forth. that trees is nonetheless there and no other kid can go up and play on this tree. it was destroyed by relationship around the basis of the trunk
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and it's destroying that tree the tree fell over about 9 months ago. it's a 4r50shd tree. it's unfortunate but long and short i request you consider exploring the children's bill of rights with the caveat that there should be some consistent working with the policies that the policies that do state is key what policies are public support this initiative and what policies might be at odds for them. thank you >> thank you. >> thank you. the next 3 speakers (calling names) in any order. come on up carolyn >> overhead please.
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i don't know. there we go >> i'm the san francisco alliance president i'm carolyn johnson. i love the bill of rights for children in the section wondering in nature areas for the right to wonder in natural spaces. my concern is that's much less possibly then when i was raising my children. this is a sign that's near the parking lot in pining park. it instructs people to stay on the designated trail. there are many signs along there that says that. for example, this trail >> i need you to speak into the microphone. >> it's not designated it's not
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open the map it presumably is something people are not allowed to go on. the areas in the common where my children used to play are off limits. that's not a designated trail so therefore they're not allowed to go there. that and had come up too well, did it. this is a picture of the north side of pine lake park. if you're on that trail there this is adjacent to the lake on the north side and there are fences on both sides. so it's literally not possible to get off the trail in that area of the park and it's discouraging for anyone who wishes to do so. here's another sign saying state
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law stay on designated trades. this is the trail we took our children up to near our home. and by the way, pipe lake and the trail are in a short distance from my home. and now there's a sign right >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> at the storm drains to the sign has a list of rules stay on designated trail and below is a pesticide application soors areas are not educational anymore. i hope that those practices will be reversed. it is more and more difficult for children to wonder around and it would be great if we
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could all raise a bunch of accidents in san francisco >> thank you. >> leann and anna. >> i'm leann i'm not jennifer bailey's but i'm a mom and have two small boys and have chosen to raise our kids in the city and want to sty in the city. we're committed to staying here. i took time from managing a small business owner r small business today to support what this organization is doing. having the ability to run all around outdoor and without fences not within playground i love them but the ability to run around outside in a city environment makes san francisco a special city.
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the idea you can go into the presidio or golden gate park won u run as fast as you can and they love that. this is an important program. thank you. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> morning commissioners general manager i'm anna i manage policies at the park alliances i'm here on behalf of that to support of the children's outdoor bill of rights. we hope that it are inform other cities. i applaud my colleague for helping with this. we're really exfoliated it's before the commission today and hope you'll support it thank you. thank you >> anyone else who wants to
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make a public comment will. public comment is closed commissioners >> thank you, commissioner lo it. >> i want to commend all you as to someone who is currently raising two small children in the city there's a profoundly difference we're very blasz blessed to be able to comment ourselves for an urban experience for our children and make sure they know how important nature is to our lives. i look forward to supporting this >> knew commissioner leo. i guess it's a question to the general manager if we endorse this wasn't is the terms of
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operations what do we do you different by exploring this >> commissioner your exploring a principle this department has long held dear. we want to get our kids outside and we're blessed with 4 thousand acres of open space where we've got over a thousand acres of trails and nature areas where our kids can explore and appreciate nature. this is really mostly a campaign to make people more aware the right of our children to be outside and play. this is nothing new for us this is one of our core values we hold dear. what's really great about this all of the open space agencies
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in the city not only your rec and park department but national presidio and organization for san francisco we're all 50u7b9 together to make sure our kids are outside to enjoy nature it's a balance. more of the same. the action is just to support the resolution. we wanted to bring it to you, we thought it was important enough. i want to thank zoo i didn't she start out with a position as as intern she has entered with us for too years and worked herself into a job she worked would how
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many different scalds? >> 40. about 40 different schools where we renewally get our kids out to appreciate all our parks and bio diversity in our system. she's amazing and thank you damon >> dmirgs levitt to that. >> i want to thank you for your effort it's incrementalable and any other comments. hearing none i'll entertain a motion >> move to support. >> second. thank you very much. it's been moved and seconded >> so moved thank you very
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much. (clapping.) . we're now on item 8 general public comment continued anyone want to make public comment at this point but didn't on item four can you please come forward. seeing none, public comment is closed. item 9 is commissioners matters. commissioners. >> commissioner.. really nobody wants to prolong a meeting. i want to thank the staff and the department we did a kickoff at any how did and this is an to my husband too. i would encourage everybody to go scombont website and learn more about this extraordinary
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playground thank you. is there any public comment on this item?. we're on item two the business agenda setting. any public comment. seeing none, public comment is closed. we're on item 11 communications. any public comment. seeing none, public comment is closed. you're on item 12 adjournment >> is there a motion? >> second. >> motion. wait i didn't get to >> just a few steps away from
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union square is a quiet corner stone of san francisco's our community to the meridian gallery has a 20-year history of supporting visual arts. experimental music concert, and also readings. >> give us this day our daily bread at least three times a day. and lead us not into temptation to often on weekdays. [laughter] >> meridians' stands apart from the commercial galleries around union square, and it is because of their core mission, to increase social, philosophical, and spiritual change my isolated individuals and communities. >> it gives a statement, the idea that a significant art of any kind, in any discipline, creates change. >> it is philosophy that attracted david linger to mount a show at meridian.
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>> you want to feel like your work this summer that it can do some good. i felt like at meridian, it could do some good. we did not even talk about price until the day before the show. of course, meridian needs to support itself and support the community. but that was not the first consideration, so that made me very happy. >> his work is printed porcelain. he transfers images onto and spoils the surface a fragile shes of clay. each one, only one-tenth of an inch thick. >> it took about two years to get it down. i would say i lose 30% of the pieces that i made. something happens to them. they cracked, the break during the process. it is very complex. they fall apart. but it is worth it to me. there are photographs i took 1 hours 99 the former soviet union. these are blown up to a gigantic images. they lose resolution. i do not mind that, because my
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images are about the images, but they're also about the idea, which is why there is text all over the entire surface. >> marie in moved into the mansion on powell street just five years ago. its galleries are housed in one of the very rare single family residences around union square. for the 100th anniversary of the mansion, meridian hosted a series of special events, including a world premiere reading by lawrence ferlinghetti. >> the birth of an american corporate fascism, the next to last free states radio, the next-to-last independent newspaper raising hell, the next-to-last independent bookstore with a mind of its own, the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana. [laughter]
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the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included david meltzer, steve dixon, and jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace, and shoot us, as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back. we know you are finished. desperate, near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen. >> after the readings, the
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crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through the other gallery rooms in the historic home. the third floor is not usually reserved for just parties, however. it is the stage for live performances. ♪ under the guidance of musical curators, these three, meridian has maintained a strong commitment to new music, compositions that are innovative, experimental, and sometimes challenging. sound art is an artistic and event that usually receives short shrift from most galleries because san francisco is musicians have responded by showing strong support for the programming.
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♪ looking into meridian's future, she says she wants to keep doing the same thing that she has been doing since 1989. to enlighten and disturbed. >> i really believe that all the arts have a serious function and that it helps us find out who we are in a much wider sense than we were before we experienced that work of art. ♪
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?oo hi, i'm holly lee. i love cooking and you are watching quick bites. san francisco is a foodie town. we san franciscoans love our food and desserts are no exceptions. there are places that specialize in any and every dessert your heart desires, from hand made ice cream to organic cakes, artisan chocolate and cupcakes galore, the options are endless. anyone out there with a sweet tooth? then i have a great stop for you. i've been searching high and low for some great cookies and the buzz around town that anthony's are
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those cookies. with rave reviews like this i have to experience these cookies for myself and see what the fuss was all about. so let's see. while attending san francisco state university as an accountinging major, anthony's friend jokingly suggested he make cookies to make ends make. with no formal culinary training he opened his own bakery and is now the no. 1 producer of gourmet cookies in the biarea and thank you for joining us on quick bites. how do you feel? >> i feel great. >> so i want to get to the bottom of some very burning questions. why cookies? >> it was a recommendation from a friend. hard to believe
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that's how it all started. >> why not pies and cakes? what do you have against pies and cakes, anthony. >> i have nothing against pies and cakes. however, that was the recommendation. >> you were on the road to be an account apblt. >> actually, an engineer. >> even better. and it led to making cookies. >> in delicious ways. >> delicious ways. >> this is where the magic goes down and we're going to be getting to the truth behind cookies and cream. >> this is what is behind
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cookies and cream. >> where were you when the idea came to your mind. >> i was in my apartment eating ice cream, cookies and cream ice cream. how much fun, cookies and cream cookies. their cookies and cream is not even -- it took a lot of time, a lot of fun. >> a lot of butter. >> a lot, a lot, a lot. but it was one of those things. all right, now behold. you know what that is? >> what is that? >> cookies and cream. >> oh, they are beautiful. >> yes, so we got to get --. >> all right, all right.
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we treat the cookies like wine tasting. i don't ever want anybody to bite into a cookie and not get what they want to get. we're training staff because they can look at the cookie and tell if it's wrong. >> oh, here we go. >> you smell it and then you taste it, clean the plat palate with the milk. >> i could be a professional painter because i know how to do this. >> i can tell that it's a really nice shell, that nice crunch. >> but inside. >> oh, my god. so you are going to -- cheat a little bit. i had to give you a heads up on that. >> what's happening tomorrow? these cookies, there's a lot of love in these cookies. i don't know how else to say it. it really just makes me so happy.
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man, you bake a mean cookie, anthony. >> i know. people really know if they are getting something made with love. >> aww >> you know, you can't fool people. they know if you are taking shortcuts here and there. they can eat something and tell the care that went into it. they get what they expect. >> uh-huh. >> system development and things like that. >> sounds so technical. >> i'm an engineer. >> that's right, that's right. cookies are so good, drove all other thoughts out of my head. thank you for taking time out it talk to us about what you do and the love with which you do it. we appreciate your time here on quick bites.
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i hope you've enjoyed our delicious tale of defendant 93 and dessert. as for me, my search is over. those reviews did not lie. in fact, i'm thinking of one of my very own. some things you just have it experience for yourself. to learn more about anthony's cookies, visit him on the web at if you want to watch some of our other episodes at sfquickbites/ see
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